The Deben Wednesday night



This is about Dylan Winter's Blog, Sailing around Britain.

29 Responses to “The Deben Wednesday night”

  1. 15 June, 2017 at 8:53 amTed Timberlake says:

    Thank you for this, and including some shots of the Dragonflies, and no politics. Looks to have been a really balmy evening. Thanks again.

  2. 15 June, 2017 at 9:04 amdylan winter says:

    thanks Ted…

    we have a high here at the moment – so we get wonderful still mornings – then about two in the afternoon the sea breeze arrives (we are about six miles from the coast). That wind builds to about a three through the afternoon and then at around six it starts to drop away until by eight it has all but gone.

    The high tides are mid afternoon at the moment – they are neaps so the evening low tides are moderate and gentle

    A very good time to contemplate world affairs.


  3. 15 June, 2017 at 10:59 amZozaa says:

    Wait… No politics?!
    That’s it, I have had enough you lily livered pom on a boat! I hope the Queen farts in your general direction, causing a headwind.
    I hereby unsubscribe!

  4. 15 June, 2017 at 11:07 amdylan winter says:


    I hereby accept your unsubscribing

    I agree on all counts

    I have decided to make this website a politics free zone

    I have learned my lesson

    Boats and sunsets only form here on in

    a bit of a feather in the cap of the conservative minded

    just proof that emails work when it comes to influencing change though don’t you think


  5. 15 June, 2017 at 11:22 amZozza says:

    Ok but I am going to come back now and again to check up on you, you hear me…actually, all the time.
    And watch out, I might just subscribe again just so I can unsubscribe again at a later time! That’ll really sock it to you.

  6. 15 June, 2017 at 11:26 amdylan winter says:

    you really know how to kick a man when he is down.

    I have now removed the picture of the fisher from my desktop

    does that help at all


  7. 15 June, 2017 at 11:32 ampeter c says:

    At least you can oggle you logo. My that sounds weird.
    Whats on your desktop? Or is it a private la vag screenshot.. sorry , the absnse of politics let my mind wander.
    Good to have you back D.

  8. 15 June, 2017 at 11:35 amdylan winter says:

    it is a memory munching carousel of images from Cornwall where I was sailing the winter before last.


  9. 15 June, 2017 at 11:49 amZozza says:

    Indeed. Replace with a picture of the Slugs inboard engine as a haunting reminder.
    I’m happy now.

  10. 15 June, 2017 at 11:51 amdylan winter says:

    I am told that the engine – re-built from a mixture of two old ones – is now running like a top. The cutlass is weeping big time though.

  11. 15 June, 2017 at 5:05 pmKenneth Butterly says:

    I’m glad to see you back on course. I’m also glad to view your latest comments on youtube. You know I’m not going to agree with all of it, but you do have a way with words and framing the picture.

    And as for the Fisher 25, I’d add pictures of the Slug, Katie L and Harmony to remind me where I’ve been and where I intend to go. That Fisher 25 needs a name by the way.


  12. 15 June, 2017 at 5:21 pmdylan winter says:

    Slug 2

  13. 15 June, 2017 at 6:59 pmWalter Scott says:

    More like it…get back to the important things in life. Look what Nik Lever is achieving ! But, you do it so much better.

  14. 15 June, 2017 at 7:07 pmdylan winter says:

    point well made

    however, if you stray to youtube you will find the politics there.

    As for Nik….. sad news I am afraid

  15. 15 June, 2017 at 10:57 pmRonG says:

    Snailing Around. It has a larger cabin.

  16. 15 June, 2017 at 11:02 pmdylan winter says:

    not a bad idea there Ron – of course I don’t have it and am a long way from buying one

    but I am on course

  17. 16 June, 2017 at 4:32 amDon W. says:

    Aw shucks, D! What happened?! I take off for several days of sailing and retreat from the madness of modern American society, and return to this… this ‘no politics’ stuff from Capt. D., my favorite Beeb hack and political commentator?! Now, at the end of a good day on the water, when I call from the boat to my dear friend and fellow Dylan fan to ask, “What’s he said today?!” all she can say is, “Nothin’. No politics.” That sucks. And don’t go telling me to head over to YouTube. I hate YouTube.

    So I agree with Zozza. Unsubscribe me. Oh, wait. I never did subscribe to your Web site. OK, don’t unsubscribe me. Sell your house instead. Oh wait, then you wouldn’t have a desk upon which to mix and edit the sailing videos. OK, keep the house, but sell that crappy little car. It’s probably a diesel that emits far more fumes than VW admitted when they sold it to you, and you could put the proceeds toward a nice big boat that will ruin my idealized view of you as my own, personal small boat hero. Except I just got off a UK yachting site with loads of pictures of Fisher 25s for sale, and, man, I would *kill* to own a boat like that, even though it is 3 feet smaller than the one I have now.

    So just never mind, Dylan! OK? Just you never mind.

    Peace and tranquility.


  18. 16 June, 2017 at 7:24 amdylan winter says:

    well written Don

    Love you Aussies – you guys sling humour like pros

    the flack for doing anything about politics on here has been almost as big a sin as being a liberal is on youtube. It has been much more extreme than I ever thought. So I decided to remove it from the website and leave it on the bear pit of youtube.

    You would be amazed at how many people have said that they will never support the project again because I have turned out to be a Liberal (clearly not listening to a word I have said over the past decade). What sort of arse would decide not to watch a film because the producer does not hate the same way as them.

    this has all been a most entertaining experience…. not as entertaining as sailing in scotland…. but we have to get our pleasures where we can. I can take lovely pictures of this river every night until we all get bored of them but ultimately I need more than that

    I thought I would try something new and I also thought it might be worth saying.

    We shall see what transpires.

    I might stop taking the camera sailing with me – now that would be a first.

  19. 16 June, 2017 at 7:06 pmTed B. (Charging Rhino) says:

    i’m curious how you are finding life in what appears to be an active sailing community. There must be some interesting conversations — and local controversies — at the pub and the sailing club. The sailing youth seem to be very enthusiastic…

  20. 16 June, 2017 at 9:32 pmdylan winter says:

    thinking about buying a lazer for weds night and sunday racing – there are about ten old blokes racing lazers here.

    As a cruiser sailor I am a bit outside the club social scene – and I seldom go to the pub. I have four friends in the village who are also adventurous cruiser sailors and who like a drink in the garden of an evening.

    I might never leave the river


  21. 18 June, 2017 at 11:53 amjames says:

    Dylan, you’re beginning to sound like Ratty…….

  22. 18 June, 2017 at 2:28 pmdylan winter says:

    Ratty was a pretty good fellow

    happy on his river….. but also keen for adventure


  23. 19 June, 2017 at 10:26 amTed Timberlake says:

    Hello Dylan.

    May I join the ranks of all those telling what you what you should do while they sit on their backsides, well that at least goes for me.

    Hopefully you will get the remaining films in the can of the Scottish voyage(s) finished by the end of the year, and then find your Fisher that will take you in relative comfort and safety to those northern places still to be explored and filmed.

    Meanwhile, why not leave the Deben on occasion and update the rivers and places that you covered in KTL1, 2 and 3; Orwell and Stour just 5ish miles down the coast, and northwards; the Ore and Alde about the same distance. I am sure there could be some interesting revisiting and observations of the other rivers and places such as Blackwater, Mersea Island, Colne, Walton Backwater, Southwold, Crouch and Roach too.

    So please do not give up the voyaging, and let us share the revisits and your fresh eye on these places.


  24. 19 June, 2017 at 6:06 pmdylan winter says:

    I am planning to get out of the river this summer… there are lots of lovely places to explore over here in East Anglia

    I will take snaps rather than make proper films

    I like the idea of finding new places and sharing those with you blokes as I get there for the first time too.

    the good thing is that the scotrtish has been a bit of a sinker while we are having a heat wave – lovely


  25. 23 June, 2017 at 9:38 amJules says:

    Is it me or is the cadet head to wind ?, nice to see one out.

    I look after a small fleet of cadets and was running the rescue boat this wednesday evening for the juniors,
    lovely warm evening with a bit of breeze, 6 boats on the water.

    I had to call time on them at 8.15pm as they showed no sign of wanting to go in. :-)

  26. 23 June, 2017 at 12:37 pmTed Timberlake says:

    Great. I learnt to sail in Cadets way back soon after they were introduced. Some were even made with hardboard if I recall correctly as ply was in short supply, but you know what memory is like. Wonderful little boats and so good they are still used for kids to learn to sail and race. We have a squadron at South Cerney SC that is well supported.

  27. 27 June, 2017 at 8:47 pmJules says:

    Thats the very same ones I look after ;-)

  28. 9 July, 2017 at 11:46 pmSimon Blake says:

    Once again the the free press has been silenced!
    “thinking about buying a lazer for weds night and sunday racing”
    What about a Finn? Much more relaxing. So beautiful and smooth, I park my 95 kg self on the side clamp the boom to the other and if it heels just push it more into the wind. A steady trick for old blokes to beat all but the best young hoons in Lasers. Plus with a twenty five mile a day range the Finn is a pretty good little day sailer too.

  29. 14 July, 2017 at 9:33 pmBryan Trimmer says:

    Hi Dylan
    Missed you on our Honfleur Cruise which ended in Brixham. The fish are great the oysters are better but Honfleur was a no go wind and weather.
    latest cruise to CI great but wind on the nose whi9ch ever way we pointed.
    Sun in our eyes wind on the nose whereever we go.

    I have spent 50 or more years sailing, parachuting. and scuba diving. the weather is in control. You make some great films so keep at it.
    Bryan T yacht Difran 2

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